Best Things To Do in Avignon, France

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Palais Des Papes/Pope’s Palace: This historical palace at Avignon and is one of the biggest and vital medieval Gothic Buildings in Europe. A UNESCO world heritage site, it was the residence of Western Christianity during the 14th century. It was originally made up of two buildings, the Palais of Benedict XII and new Palais of Clement VI. It portrays one if the best Gothic architectural style in the world attracting thousands of tourists every year and is one of 10 most visited monuments in Paris.
  • Pont Saint Benezet: Pont Saint Benezet is a popular medieval bridge which stretches between Villeneuve-Jes-Avignon and Avignon. It was built around 1177 to 1185. The original bridge had collapsed during the Albigensian Crusade and then rebuilt with 22 stone arches. The bridge was abandoned during mid-17th century. There were four arches built on the bridge around 1345 by Pope Clement VI. This made it stronger and a must visit attraction is Avignon and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Museums: Musee Louis Vouland, Fondation Angladon dubrujeaud, Musee Calvet, Musee Du Petit Palais.
  • Hangouts: Place De L’horloge, Street of Dyers or Rue De Teinturiers, Place Du Palais.
  • Religious places: Cathedral Notre Dame Des Doms/ Avignon Cathedral, Eglise Saint Pierre and Ille De La Barthelasse

THINGS TO DO 

  • Enjoy movies and drinks at Cinema Utopia.
  • Go for a Picnic to Rocher Des Doms on a tourist train, adventure lovers can also bike up to the top.
  • Attend a workshop at the Epicurium.
  • Play a game of Golf at the Golf De Chateaublanc.
  • Catch a performance in Opera Theatre D,Avignon.
  • Go for shopping on the UNESCO world heritage street of Rue De LA Republique.
  • For Kids, a ride on the Petit Train Avignon is a must-do activity.
  • Make your day eventful by visiting the Ille De La Barthelasse.

Below we have a list of things to do in Avignon and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Avignon getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Avignon with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Avignon

Here is the list of things to do in Avignon and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Cinema Utopia

    4.6 (879 Votes)
    Cinema Utopia

    Bar, Entertainment, Cinema

    The Utopia Avignon is present at two locations, Republique and the Manutention, and they run all around the year without a pause. They show about 340 films from countries all over the world and are heard in their original language, along with subtitles. This cinema has about a minimum of 24 screenings per day and is open to all. The visitors can also dine at the restaurant or sip some liquor in...Read more
  2. Rocher Des Doms

    4.5 (861 Votes)
    Rocher Des Doms

    Park

    Located in the foot of Rhone, Rocher des Doms directly faces Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. The garden was laid out in 1830 and was huge enough to hide a reservoir which once supplied water to the city. It is known to be the cradle of Avignon and the most delightful thing is the panoramic view that the visitors wouldn’t want to miss out on. Ideal for picnics and family day-outs, there is a touri...Read more
  3. Pope's Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    This historical palace at Avignon and is one of the biggest and vital medieval Gothic Buildings in Europe. A UNESCO world heritage site, it was the residence of Western Christianity during the 14th century. It was originally made up of two buildings, the Palais of Benedict XII and new Palais of Clement VI. It portrays one if the best Gothic architectural style in the world attracting thousands ...Read more
  4. Ile De La Barthelasse

    4.5 (559 Votes)
    Ile De La Barthelasse

    River, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture

    This place in France is all about nature activities for the visitors. They can swim, camp, canoe and horse ride. Its natural beauty claims to give it the name as ‘green lung’ of Avignon. It’s a 5 minute walk, crossing the river shuttle, away from the historic centre and amidst the countryside. The view from here is simply breathtaking. Restaurants, camping, sailing club, ...Read more
  5. Musee Du Petit Palais

    4.4 (575 Votes)
    Musee Du Petit Palais

    Museum

    This art museum was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle. Presently, it also includes the City of Parish Museum of Fine Arts. It is situated on one side of the Grand Palais which was built for the same reason. The museum has an octi-circular courtyard and garden as well. Their columns, grand porch and dome echoing about the Invalides across the river are some of the golden features. The ty...Read more
  6. Eglise Saint Pierre

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Eglise Saint Pierre shows vivid variations of architectural features from three centuries of 14th, 15th and 16th. There was a church named Saint Pierre that dates back to 7th century. It was built along with canons’ building, the cloister, the apse and the bell tower. The chapels at the side were built in 15th century. They exhibit amazing carves on wooden doors. The styles of déco...Read more
  7. Avignon Cathedral

    4.5 (793 Votes)
    Avignon Cathedral

    Religious Site, Tower, Architecture , Cathedral

    This Roman Catholic Church is situated beside the Palais des Papes and it seats the Archbishop. It was in the second half of the 12th century that the cathedral building was built. The bell tower had collapsed in 1405 but was reconstructed again by 1425. The extension of the building was done during 1670 – 1672. The building was left unmaintained during Revolution, but was later restored ...Read more
  8. Street Of Dyers

    Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Cafe

    The Rue des Teinturiers is a street paved with stones and is well-known for its picturesque. It begins from the city walls and then follows the Sorgue canal till it connects with Rue des Lices. People enjoy being here the most during summer due to the moderate temperatures. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants that make it a great place to chill. During festive season, people get to see var...Read more
  9. Epicurium

    4.2 (337 Votes)
    Epicurium

    Educational Site, Nature, Exhibition

    This permanent exhibition opens a world of different fruits and vegetables for the visitors. The trail will let them see the diversity in vegetation, their origin, growing, and processing and nutrition benefits. Proper guidance is available and those interested can also participate in the workshops organized from time to time.
  10. Place De L'horloge

    Cafe, Restaurant, Square, Architecture

    The Place de l'Horloge is the Clock Tower Square, and is located amidst the city. There are important buildings situated on the square and that includes Avignon’s 19th century city hall and opera. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars here and the venue is popular for annual events like Festival d’Avignon.
  11. Musee Calvet

    4.3 (259 Votes)
    Musee Calvet

    Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Archaeological Site

    La Fondation Calvet is the present name of Musee Calvet, an art museum. It is named after Esprit Calvet who bestowed his collection and library here, in 1810. There are several museums with paintings, archaeological pieces, coins, medals and sculptures from medieval times. It also has two libraries. The main building was built in 18th century which had more extensions eventually. The medieval s...Read more
  12. Foundation Angladon-dubrujeaud

    Museum

    The Angladon-Dubrujeaud museum includes a collection of work done by renowned artists from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. These have been stored by Jean and Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud who were the successors of Jacques Doucet, a Parisian couturier and collector. Their former home was transformed into this museum with all their stored collections and inheritance. At their will, the upper f...Read more
  13. Musee Louis Vouland

    4.4 (269 Votes)
    Musee Louis Vouland

    Museum

    The Louis Vouland Museum is situated near the Saint-Dominique gate of the city walls. It is set up on the residence of Villeneuve-Esclapon and had been open to the public since 1982. It has a beautiful garden and it stores famous pieces of decorative arts which were collected during Louis Vouland’s lifetime. There are furniture, ceramics, gold and silver tapestries, paintings, and many mo...Read more
  14. Hotel De Ville

    2.8 (314 Votes)
    Hotel De Ville

    Palace, Square, Tower, Architecture

    The Avignon City Hall also known as Hotel de Ville stands on the Horloge Square. It is located in the middle of the city. It had been built in 1844 and portrays the typical architectural style of the 19th century. Previously, the gothic cardinal palace was situated here. The clock tower was preserved well and it now emerges above the facade.
  15. Le Palais Royal

    5 (362 Votes)
    Le Palais Royal

    Restaurant

    Le Palais Royal or Royal Palace is a restaurant located in Plaza de le Mirande. The restaurant has a beautiful terrace and is just next to the Roman ruins which were there from the 1st century. The afternoon menu includes appetizer, second and desserts, all for a good value. There are arugula salad with tuna, appetizers which include provincial birds and salmon carpaccio. For seconds, there are...Read more